Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prognotic factors in sickle cell disease

Three prognostic factors have been associated with worse outcome in sickle cell disease:
1.) Dactylitis in infants younger than age 1 year
2.) Hemoglobin level less than 7 g/L
3.) Leukocytosis in the absence of infection

These worse outcomes include death, risk of stroke, high pain rate, recurrent acute chest syndrome.

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